Biden was chosen after all because of his foreign policy experience. This is turn ought to balance Obama’s lack of foreign policy experience. The reality, however, is that Biden’s experience consists is perpetual inconsitency. His ideology is not sustained by any amount of conviction. As Stephen Zunes writes:
In fact, his positions have sometimes been so inconsistent as to defy clear explanation. For example, Biden is one of the very few members of Congress who voted against authorizing the 1991 Gulf War – which the UN Security Council legitimized as an act of collective security against the illegal Iraqi conquest of Kuwait – but then voted in favor of authorizing the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which the UN Security Council didn’t approve, and was an illegitimate war of aggression.
Whatever sympathies paleo-conservatives like myself may have towards Biden’s opposition to the war, it is far outweighed by the dangers of Biden’s future decisions in wartime: a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.